House to follow Senate in honoring Reagan

Forty-one House members have signed up to deliver floor speeches Wednesday afternoon in honor of the late President Ronald Reagan.

The speeches follow a similar tribute last week in the Senate that honored what would have been Reagan's 100th birthday on Feb. 6.

The tribute will be led by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), whose district contains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and follows tributes already offered by several House Republicans and senators from both parties.

On Tuesday, Californian Republicans David Dreier, Dan Lungren and Dana Rohrabacher honored Reagan on the House floor.

Last Thursday, the Senate heard tributes from both parties, including remarks from both leaders.

The tribute is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. and last about an hour. Of the 41 scheduled speakers, only one is a Democrat: Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.).

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